Sightseeing on a Budget in Cancun
With affordable accommodation, all-inclusive resorts, and an international airport buzzing with cheap flights, Cancun can be a cost-effective Caribbean getaway. With advance planning and the tips below, ensure you see all of the highlights without breaking the bank.
Book a Combo Tour
Cancun has beaches and turquoise water on one side and jungles on the other, making it a gateway to outdoor adventure. Combo tours provide an economic way to combine multiple activities; go snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea, swim in cenotes, explore Mayan ruins, and watch the sunset on a catamaran cruise without overspending.
Choose an All-Inclusive Tour
Cancun is all about the all-inclusive experience, so it’s easy to find tours that include transport, food, and even alcoholic beverages. Most excursions and packages—including cruises to Isla Mujeres, admission tickets to Coco Bongo, and day trips to Tulum—include hotel pickup and drop-off, food, drinks, and entrance fees so you don’t have to worry about additional costs.
Book a Super Saver
By booking a Super Saver tour, you can see two top attractions for one discounted price. So, if you want to see Mayan ruins, consider a Super Saver tour that takes you to both Chichen Itza—one of the New7Wonders of the World—and the nearby ruins of Coba.
A visit to Cancun is all about getting out and exploring the surrounding Riviera Maya, home to islands and ruins. However, fitting it all in can be a challenge because the attractions are dispersed and often lack public transport connections. Luckily, there are ample tours that include transport to destinations such as Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Tulum, and Chichen Itza.